London Tube Attack: 18-Year-Old Ahmed Hassan Charged in Connection to Bombing at Parsons Green Station
London, Sept 22: 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan, who was arrested by the Kent Police from Dover port last week, has been charged in connection to the terror attack on London’s tube train.
The Scotland Yard, which is probing the bombing case, said it found incriminating evidence against Hassan.
The explosion was carried out by the alleged terrorists in the District Lines tube while it was passing through the Parsons Green underground station in West London.
In the chargesheet prepared against Hassan, the probing officials have accused the teenager of attempting to murder passengers on the tube train. He has also been charged with conducting an explosion with the intention to assassinate or maim people.
Along with Hassan, five others were also taken in custody by the Scotland Yard. Two among them were released later due to lack of evidence.
A total of 30 passengers were injured in the tube bombing, which marked the fourth major terror attack in UK this year.
Following the attack, UK Prime Minister Theresa May raised the threat level in the country from severe to ‘critical’ – which means another attack could be imminent.
The responsibility for the terror attack was claimed by global terror cult Islamic State (ISIS). In its propaganda news agency Al Amaq, the outfit claimed that its London unit of Mujahideens succeeded in carrying out the bombing in the tube train.
The terrorists had used the improvised explosive device for the attack. The bombing would had been fatal if the device would had fully detonated, the investigators claimed.